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NFL investigation concludes NFL did nothing wrong in Ray Rice incident

A highly anticipated report into the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice domestic abuse case has concluded that though the league could have moved more swiftly with its investigation, it was not guilty of a coverup.

Conducted by former FBI director Robert Mueller, the report found "no evidence that anyone at the league received or viewed an in-elevator video" of the assault before the footage appeared in the press. Several thorough reports claimed the league did indeed receive a copy of the tape, or at least knew of its contents, well before that date, despite Commissioner Roger Goodell's insistence to the contrary.

That said, the NFL paid for the report, and many have questioned the investigation's ostensible independence given that Mueller's law firm has deep ties to both the league and the Baltimore Ravens, Rice's former team.